overall
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98
style
Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
21 Plato, 81.7 EBC, Czech hops: bittering hops Premiant, as final hops Saaz.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Draft at WLV, Zwanze Day 12. Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. Nose is caramel, faint phenol, sweet and brooding. Some dark melanoidins from the malt and bread. On tasting, quite sweet with a balancing bitterness. One-dimensional. Bready malt comes through and some herbal hopping. Lacks overall complexity. Closer to a barleywine, imo. Okay.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (936) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Świetny quad. Melasa, figi, rodzynki, te klimaty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1408) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2016
From a 330ml bottle on 30/11/2016 (bottled 29/6/2015, BB 29/6/2020). Pours dark brown with almost no head. The nose features prunes and caramel. Taste wise, its fairly basic but rather enjoyable - sweet dark preserved fruit (prunes, dates) with some mild burnt caramel and toffee in the mix. Theres a touch of roastiness to a fairly firm bitterness at the back. Fullish body,with very modest carbonation. Exhibits nice balance. A very good big beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukka19 (848) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of plums, raisins, dark chocalate, light roasted, light coffee. Solid malty backbone, honey, dark chocolate, light coffee and roasty taste, fruity, full body, decent hoppy. Nice one

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1333) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle at Erzbierschof Zurich. Pours dark brown with a coarse head. All the added stuff shows in the aroma: Caramel, chocolate, roasted malts. Some vanilla. Heavy body, sweet, barely any carbonation. Sticky sweet actually. Palate is sweet too. Very nice, but highly atypical for a quad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (492) - LATVIA - OCT 19, 2016
Iriss, karamele, cogorinji. Garsa: zoliiga kafijas iirisa gotonja. Maz gaazes. Laktozite bik

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beer_queue (43) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Bottled: 02/13/2012, sampled: 10/18/16. Black in color with a mahogany shade if you shine a bright light thru it. Gigantic, dense tan head gives off a lot of sugary/syrupy sweetness even from a foot away. So much fruit on the nose!! Dried dark fruits (raisins, dates, plums), fresh black grapes, blackcurrant, vinous, bready malts, and some brown sugar. Do dark fruits dominate the nose? Yes, but dont let it fool youbecause the taste is somehow more complex than that! Of course it starts off with big red wine notes, but it moves towards a sort of black cherry cola, licorice, & toffee flavor before ending with malts, toasted nuts, milk chocolate, & light-roast coffee. Medium-to-full mouthfeel with minimal carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PiwnyMarek (914) - Lomza, POLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Świetne piwo. Fajny, choć mało intensywny aromat, wygląd spoko, a w smaku spora paleta doznań. Kolejne udane piwo z browaru De Molen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1392) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle at Bat. Pours near opaque black with a medium brownish head. Aroma is vanilla and caramel. Taste is vanilla sweet, caramel sweet, molasses, slightly cocoa bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humpah (157) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
0,33l bottle from Beergium. Pours black colour with small head. Strikes first as a weird beer. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits, bitterness, oak, some roasted malts but not very heavy on them. Quite lightish body for non-BA IS with the ABV, lively carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (12433) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2016
11.2 ounce bottle from Greens Beverage Buford Highway, bottled 13/02/2012 and enjoyed 4/19/16. Dark brown, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of cherries, toffee, bread, yeast, caramel, a hint of soy. The taste is toffee, cherries, plums, spice, bread, yeast, anise. Medium bodied, still, mild booze. A good bit of oxidation but the beer wears it well. Nice sipper.


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